Lakeland Dairies cuts March milk price
A Lakeland Dairies spokesperson said COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on dairy markets.
DAERA relaxes TB herd restrictions
TB-free herds on NI farms have been given an extra 28 days before TB movement restrictions kick-in
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Flogas delivers instant hot water to Wexford Lely robotic dairy farm
Instant hot water on demand is no longer wishful thinking for the Dunne family, who run Beechtree dairy farm in Enniscorthy. They made the switch to the Flogas Dairy Instant Hot Water system in 2018.
Farmers face 10 years of accelerated change
Beyond coronavirus, Brexit and climate change will again emerge as the big issues facing farmers.
Cullinan called into battle earlier than expected
For Tim Cullinan, the real work now begins in getting proposals turned into policy.
Coronavirus response will shape future of EU
It is critical that in the days and weeks ahead, the EU demonstrates to its citizens the power of solidarity.
'COVID-19 couldn’t have come at a worse time for dairy industry' – Woulfe
Dairygold CEO Jim Woulfe says co-ops are putting every contingency plan in place to process every drop of farmers’ milk in the coming weeks but says the risks are serious. Lorcan Allen reports.
Lakeland Dairies cuts March milk price
A Lakeland Dairies spokesperson said COVID-19 is having a dramatic impact on dairy markets.
Over €15m worth of cattle valued in seven days on IFJ mart price calculator
Adam Woods has an update on the new Irish Farmers Journal mart price calculator including the launch of an interactive marts map
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Adopting a positive attitude
Chartered psychologist Shane Martin discusses the importance of adopting a positive attitude during these uncertain times and offers tips on how to overcome social isolation.
Ireland's vet numbers hit all-time high
The Veterinary Council of Ireland (VCI), the statutory body responsible for the regulation and management of the practise of veterinary medicine, has published its annual report.
Farmer Writes: calving outdoors in -15°C in Missouri
Michael Martin, an agricultural science student from Waterford Institute of Technology, spent the first few months of the year calving 250 Jersey-cross cows in -10°C in Missouri.
Watch: Farm Tech Talk - cattle prices, bulling heifers and tetany in ewes
In this episode the Irish Farmers Journal Livestock specialists discuss what’s happening on dairy, suckler and sheep farms all around Ireland.
Meal bill savings made in Antrim
James King saved over £10,000 on his meal bill last year. Peter McCann reports
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How COVID-19 is affecting the market for Irish beef
The loss of the catering and food service market for Irish beef cannot be made up by exceptional performance in retail
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Flogas delivers instant hot water to Wexford Lely robotic dairy farm
Instant hot water on demand is no longer wishful thinking for the Dunne family, who run Beechtree dairy farm in Enniscorthy. They made the switch to the Flogas Dairy Instant Hot Water system in 2018.
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Adopting a positive attitude
Chartered psychologist Shane Martin discusses the importance of adopting a positive attitude during these uncertain times and offers tips on how to overcome social isolation.
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Nutrition maximises breeding efficiency
Breeding is a crucial time in the farm calendar. The success of your breeding season is dependent on a number of factors within your control, including nutrition.
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US look to cut milk production
The US have announced a milk reduction scheme for US dairy farmers writes Jack Kennedy
Co-ops to set March price next week
With photos of milk dumping and talk of very low spot prices the sentiment in dairy markets is low but co-op boards have options, writes Jack Kennedy.
Global report: stories from around the world
A weekly selection of global news stories that affect demand, supply and prices.
Tesco says COVID-19 costs could reach €1bn as panic buying subsides
The UK’s largest supermarket said after the initial phase of panic buying consumer shopping habits are returning to normal.
Cork contractor buys Irelands first 925hp Jaguar 990
Well-known Cork based accountant/agricultural contractor Mark Troy, has purchased the first Claas Jaguar 990 to be sold in Ireland. Peter Thomas Keaveney reports.
Broughan trailers destined for Canada
Carlow-based manufacturer Broughan Engineering has recently fulfilled an order of trailers destined for Manitoba, Canada.
JCB's 419S and 435S go Stage V and gain more grunt
JCB have updated its 419S and 435S model wheeled loaders which now meet the latest Stage V engine emission standards. Both loaders also now benefit from more power. Gary Abbott reports.
Pedigree sales move to online
With so much uncertainty, the majority of pedigree sales across the country are been done from online.
Property developer buys 150ac Belfast estate
A 150ac estate located in the main arable region of Northern Ireland has been sold to a Dublin-based property developer. Odile Evans and Peter McCann report
Moyview sold to American buyer
Moyview estate in Co Sligo, including some 120ac of grassland, was sold by Savills Ireland at the end of March this year. Odile Evans writes
Compact 44ac residential farm in Limerick
Rooney Auctioneers in Limerick are selling a compact holding at Mundellihy, Dromcollogher.
TAMS II flexibilities in detail
The Department has introduced some flexibilities to TAMS II deadlines which will take the pressure of farmers to complete approved jobs
COVID-19 unlikely to diminish future environmental obligations
COVID-19 has underlined the importance of robust food chains, but it will not diminish the need for progress on environmental ambitions, Bill Callanan has said.
Window tightening for Ireland to tackle emissions
Based on provisional figures for 2018 emissions, there is little good news for any sector bar energy.
Forestry uncertainty, but most still at work
Nurseries and forestry companies at work while all but two timber processing mills in operation but full production depends on licence approvals and viable domestic and UK markets.
Certification success for private growers
Two Irish forestry producer groups achieved forest certification to an international forest management standard in 2018, the first Irish groups to do so. Donal Whelan reports.
DAERA relaxes TB herd restrictions
TB-free herds on NI farms have been given an extra 28 days before TB movement restrictions kick-in
Bracken herbicide not licensed for 2020
Asulox has not be licensed for application by handheld or tractor mounted sprayers in the UK during 2020.
Fears of milk market collapse
Dairy farmers face an uncertain future as shut pubs, restaurants and hotels no longer taking any dairy products. John Sleigh and Lorcan Allen report.
Scottish prices: lamb market steadies as beef market slips
Farmers Journal Scotland editor John Sleigh looks at the trends in the beef and lamb markets over the past week.
Food
Easter lamb recipes from Ireland's Blue Book
Still trying to figure out what your Easter menu will be this year? Take some inspiration from these tantalising lamb recipes from the chefs of Ireland’s Blue Book properties, writes Janine Kennedy.
Innovation in unprecedented times
When our backs are to the wall, we are at our most creative and now is the time to support one another and our local food producers. Darina Allen writes
Yoga with Sarah: strengthening your lungs
Yoga can be used to free up the body and focus the mind. Yoga instructor Sarah Lennon guides us through some basic postures in this, the first of a new series.
Man and Ball: what's in a name?
GAA aficionado Denny Fitz looks at the nicknames in his club. Some say it on the tin and others have a little bit of a scéal to them
Enda Murphy: keep the plane flying
Through years of working the land, farmers have well-honed crisis management skills. Psychotherapist Enda Murphy show us how to apply these to COVID-19 related anxiety